Weekly Garden and Harvest Update 5/02-5/07 (+ Recipe!)

Mom killed our first snake of the season yesterday (hiding in our raised strawberry bed), which means that my time outdoors has come to an end #kidding #notreally #hatesnakes. Anyway, we harvested our first strawberry of the season on Monday, from our old beds, which are about 3-4 years old. We actually needed to pull up those plants last year, especially since we have the everbearing strawberry boxes, but haven’t done so yet. So mom and I split that strawberry, disappointed that it wasn’t as sweet or juicy as expected. Maybe I can make a jam out of those?

Finally used the asparagus in some way other than just grilling them! My Quiche recipe is below.

Harvested:
– 19 stalks of asparagus

– 1 strawberry

– A sprig or two of chives

Our first (of many I hope) strawberry of the season.
Our first (of many I hope) strawberry of the season.

This was my first attempt at creating a Quiche and even my mom deemed it delicious. What I love about Quiche is that you can put almost anything in it and it will still end up tasting delicious! Here is what I did.

Mmm!
Mmm!

Ham, Asparagus, and Chive Blossom Quiche

  • 1 unbaked 9″ frozen pie shell
  • 1/3 c. fresh asparagus, trimmed to 1″ pieces
  • 1/4 c. cooked ham
  • 1 tbsp. chives/chive blossom petals
  • 1 1/4 c. mixed cheddar cheese (I used Kraft Triple Cheddar)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 c. half and half
  • dash of salt & pepper
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch the asparagus for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the eggs, cream, cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the asparagus, ham, and chives in pie shell and top with egg mixture. I sprinkled a little extra bit of chive blossoms on the top.
  4. Bake at 425*F for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350*F and bake 35 additional minutes. I covered the crust with tinfoil to keep it from burning. Let cool for about 5 minutes and serve!
Another gorgeous Sunday, perfect for playing croquet and grilling out!
Another gorgeous Sunday, perfect for playing croquet and grilling out!
My little pomegranate tree has come a long way since the plain stick it was earlier in the season.
My little pomegranate tree has come a long way from the stick it was earlier in the season.
Everything is looking good!
Everything is looking good!
The newest addition to my fairy garden - she is deep in thought.
The newest addition to my fairy garden – she is deep in thought.
One of my favorite corners of the porch. The fountain has blue food coloring to deepen the color.
One of my favorite corners of the porch. The fountain has blue food coloring to deepen the color.
The blueberries are getting bigger!
The blueberries are getting bigger!
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2 thoughts on “Weekly Garden and Harvest Update 5/02-5/07 (+ Recipe!)

  1. Of all the asparagus dishes that I’ve eaten this season, quiche still hasn’t made it to my table! I was hooked when I read that you added cheddar cheese.

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